Penn State students extend hands to Second Mile kids

Students from the Penn State Engineering Ambassadors and others collected signatures on rainbow-colored handprint cutouts this week, creating a support wall for the children of The Second Mile.

The group set up at the HUB-Robeson Center Wednesday and in front of Old Main Thursday, pasting the signed handprints on blue sheets of poster board. More than a dozen were taped to the walls in front of Old Main. The group also has collected signatures online, from students who are out of town, and written them on handprints.

Students made 2,000 handprints and had almost filled them by Thursday afternoon. They will give the posters to The Second Mile when they are finished.

“It’s just to show that we care,” said senior Kelsey Cousley. “A lot of things have gone on around here not focusing on who the victims really are. We hope some of the kids see it and feel some brightness in a dark spot.”

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